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Janet Porter

Editor-in-Chief, Lloyd's List Containers


Janet is an award-winning business journalist with extensive knowledge of the maritime industry, and in recent years a particular focus on the container shipping sector

She is responsible for overseeing coverage of the global container shipping industry for two of the world's leading maritime publications, Lloyd's List and Containerisation International.

Janet has often been the first to report some of the industry’s biggest events. She broke the story that AP Moller-Maersk was poised to take over P&O Nedlloyd. The details were so accurate that trading in P&O Nedlloyd's shares on the Amsterdam stock exchange was suspended until an official statement was issued the following day, confirming the acquisition talks.

More recently, she has been in overall charge of Containerisation International as it was fully integrated into the Lloyd’s List group. This includes publication of a monthly magazine plus daily online news and analysis. At a time when container shipping is in the throes of the biggest upheaval in its 60 years history, CI has provided the most comprehensive coverage available of all the changes taking place, and how these will affect the future shape of the industry. The magazine has also featured exclusive interviews with most of the industry leaders, including those who rarely speak to the media, as well as indepth analysis and insight of the business at such a tumultuous time.

Before joining Lloyd’s List, Janet was London correspondent and bureau chief for The Journal of Commerce, then a daily New York-based business paper that became part of the Economist Group, covering a broad range of industries from shipping, aviation, insurance and surface transportation to regulation and trade policy, while also managing a network of European correspondents and editing their editorial copy.

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US and Canada urged to update ocean shipping competition rules

With the US under pressure to update the way it regulates container lines, Federal Maritime Commissioner Rebecca Dye will be talking about international oversight of shipping at a conference in London later this month

International North America

The Interview: Albert Hoek

The ship agency sector of the maritime industry remains highly fragmented, but the Multiport network enables smaller companies to offer their customers services in other parts of the world
Containers Dry Bulk

Talks held to stamp out cargo declaration abuses

The blaze on the 15,000 teu Maersk Honam in March that left five seafarers dead shocked the entire shipping world and was a call to arms for industry leaders

International Containers

International Maritime Bureau founder Eric Ellen dies at 88

Eric Ellen recognised the need for a co-ordinated global effort in order to tackle crimes against shipping

Europe Asia Pacific

The Interview: Wayne Talley

Container throughput is a measure of a product and not a service, which is how ports should be judged by customers in terms of quality, efficiency, and effectiveness, says Professor Talley, but persuading the industry and those who write about it to shift their focus away from cargo volumes to a more meaningful metric is an uphill struggle
Containers Regulation

Brussels kicks off EU consortia rules review

Container lines will be pressing for an extension of the current legal framework, while shipper interests are more likely call for an end to any special treatment for shipping

International Europe
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